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Brooklyn NetsNew York Knicks
16-22January 20, 2014, 02:30 | Madison Square Garden15-25

Madison Square Garden will feature Knicks vs. Nets action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

New York will face the 16-22 Nets, who own a 18-20 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 21-19 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 20-17-1 favoring the OVER.

View Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Knicks sat as 0-point . The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 193.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 19-rated Nets taking on the No. 17-rated Knicks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-87 win for the Knicks on Monday.

Brooklyn was a 127-110 winner in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 237 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta was scorched by Joe Johnson for 29 points as the Nets defated the Hawks 127-110 in NBA action on Thursday.

The Knicks were a 109-95 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. The Knicks got a 26-point performance from Carmelo Anthony, who added 20 rebounds, but Los Angeles still ran past New York 109-95 on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 95.28 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.92 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 43.45% so far, less than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.69% per game.

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Orlando, Tuesday, January 21st
New York home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 22nd